Whoa, thanks to Emily for sending from Meow Wolf:
“Meow Wolf D.C. will be the next permanent installation from the growing arts and entertainment start-up, the result of a partnership with the Cafritz Foundation that’s set to open in 2022.
eow Wolf rocketed into 2018 with back-to-back January announcements of huge, new, permanent installations in Denver and Las Vegas. Now, the booming arts start-up bookends a phenomenal orbit around the sun with news of a major permanent installation coming to the nation’s capital: Washington, D.C.
The project is the result of a partnership with the Cafritz Foundation and will be a three-level, 75,000-square-foot structure located in the Fort Totten community. The exhibition will feature a new immersive narrative with uniquely interactive art experiences. Meow Wolf will reveal more details about plans for D.C. in 2019. Grand opening will be in 2022. (more…)
It was quite a long, but very enjoyable process and the finished product looks great! Thanks to brother Daniel and his artistic skills for creating this special work for my wife and I! And thanks to PoPville for helping me track him down!
For others interested in employing Daniel’s services, he always says his phone number, 202-705-9412, is open for business 25 hours a day 8 days a week.”
courtesy Theodore Carter
I’m launching a large-scale street art project called Night of 1,000 Fridas. Together, I hope we can place 1,000 depictions of Frida Kahlo in public spaces. Participants who place art in Washington, D.C. are eligible for $600 in prize money.
To qualify, artists must create original artworks inspired by Frida Kahlo and place them in public view in Washington, D.C. on January 25, 2019. Works of art must include the “1KFridas” hashtag. This is a worldwide event, but only artwork displayed in D.C. is eligible for the cash prize.
Full details are here.”
Rain rendering via NoMa BID
From an email:
“Today the NoMa Parks Foundation officially opens the Rain light installation in the M Street NE underpass. The illumination event takes place this evening at the corner of M Street and Delaware Avenue NE at 6:30 p.m.”
From a press release:
“The NoMa Parks Foundation turned on the power today for Rain, a dynamic light installation in the M Street NE railway underpass. Comprising 4,000 LED-powered polycarbonate rods suspended above the underpass sidewalks, the artwork will illuminate the space 24 hours a day and pulse like gentle waves of rainfall in response to the flow of vehicular traffic beneath the elevated tracks. Rain is the first of the NoMa Parks Foundation’s four planned underpass “art parks” to open and was designed by Thurlow Small Architecture of Oakland, California, working in conjunction with Dutch firm NIO architecten in response to an international competition held by the Foundation. (more…)
Photos by Sam Kittner
From the City of Takoma Park:
“Takoma Park is more than 100 miles away from the Atlantic Ocean, but a 17-foot-long octopus somehow found its way here and wrapped its giant tentacles around the downtown clock tower.
In a public art project commissioned by the City of Takoma Park, fiber artist Stacy Cantrell crocheted the huge octopus in the City’s colors of orange, yellow, green, and blue. With help from her husband and a friend, she installed the creature recently on the clock tower in Ward Sinclair Plaza at the intersection of Laurel Avenue and Carroll Avenue. Then she watched the smiles and dropped jaws from surprised people walking by. (more…)
She will get a retrospective one day. Check out the closeups after the jump. (more…)
Photo by PoPville flickr user Victoria Pickering
From a press release:
“The District’s only free all-night arts festival, Art All Night, returns on Saturday, September 29 with a new lineup of visual and performing arts exhibits, workshops and performances. The Department of Small and Local Business Development (DSLBD) and D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities (DCCAH) are sponsoring the festival presented by the Main Streets Programs in Congress Heights, Deanwood Heights, Dupont Circle, H Street, Minnesota Avenue, North Capitol, Shaw and Tenleytown, highlighting the most innovative and creative artistic forces in the city for the annual around-the-clock experience. (more…)
Photo by PoPville flickr user Erinn Shirley
I’ve got a crowd source question. There’s an older black gentlemen that I’ve seen a half dozen times sitting in the middle of the lower level of the l’enfant plaza metro station. He’s always working away creating absolutley incredible black and white scetches on a large surface (please forgive my complete lack of knowledge about art related terminology). I have seen small photos of the subject (usually pets or people) in the corner that he uses to create the beautiful sketch. I can only assume he’s down there soliciting from metro riders and creating a custom works of art for a fee.
I’ve been looking for him for a while and found him in his usual spot today, but he had drawn a large crowd and I was in a rush to get home and walk the dog. I did see him hand a business card to a kid so I’m hoping someone out there has his contact information. I’d love to commission a picture or two so if anyone knows how to make that happen without spending all day scouring metro stations I’d really appreciate it! His stuff looks so good I’ve gotten goosebumps looking at somebody else’s dog!”
Photo by @jasonabowers
From an email:
“Laissez-fair: A “Natural” Wine Social
June 30th, 2:00 – 7:00 p.m.
1402 H St. NE
Laissez-faire (/ˌlesāˈfer/); from French: laissez faire, lit. ‘let do’, a policy or attitude of letting things take their own course, without interfering.
‘Natural wine’ is the new hotness. What is it? Why does it matter? Laissez-fair is your chance to sample and get some knowledge dropped about high-quality, low-intervention wine!
We’ll have viticulturists, sommeliers, and other wine professionals giving talks, and hanging out to answer questions. Additionally, you’ll get to enjoy the final weekend of “Congruent”, a pop-up art gallery from No Kings Collective. (more…)
Thanks to Kate for sending from Connecticut Ave in Kalorama.
The Post reported:
“First lady Melania Trump appeared before cameras Wednesday, accompanying her husband, President Trump, at a briefing on hurricane season preparedness at the Washington headquarters of the Federal Emergency Management Agency — a seemingly routine event that wouldn’t normally be newsworthy.”